Lenten Orange Poppy Seed Cake

This is a very simple recipe that  produces a cake that is not fancy but is very satisfying.  I always take this to Lenten potlucks.

Orange Poppy Seed Cake

2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 cup orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the dry ingredients;  combine the wet ingredients;  mix it all up.
Spoon the thickish batter into a greased pie pan or something of a similar size.
Decorate the top with dried cranberries and nuts,  if you like.
Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Give it the toothpick test for doneness;  it might need to bake a little more.

This recipe comes from  Secrets of Fat-Free Baking by Sandra Woodruff.  The original recipe called for baking it in a loaf pan and calling it “bread,”  but I like cake better.

This is day 4 of  VeganMoFo and NaNoWriMo.

Today the Church remembers the Seven Holy Youths of Ephesus.


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